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GB News Presenters Massively Trolled As They Read Messages From 'Mike Hunt' And 'Mike Oxlong'

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GB News Presenters Massively Trolled As They Read Messages From 'Mike Hunt' And 'Mike Oxlong'

New 'anti-woke' news channel GB News has truly been initiated into the world of live television, after viewers took it back to basics when pranking the presenters. Watch the video:

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The new current affairs channel, which launched on Sunday (13 June), has been taking calls from the public - but editors clearly weren't on the look out for fake names.

Although there may well be people out there actually called Mike Hunt and Mike Oxlong, the fact they both happened to call in to the controversial new channel seems like a bit too much of a coincidence.

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Simon McCoy - who used to be a newsreader on the BBC - and co-presenter Alex Phillips fell victim to their first prank caller on Tuesday afternoon.

When talking about parenting and nutrition for children, she had some insightful input from a certain 'Mike Oxlong', who had contacted the show to agree with her.

Later on, Michelle Dewberry had an email from a Mr Mike Hunt - who wanted to throw some light on his thoughts on children's toys.

As always, the good people of Twitter didn't miss a trick, with many taking to social media to joke about the blunder.

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Another viewer, clearly a fan of the pranks, created a whole list of potential names to try:

GB News has been described as the biggest TV channel to launch in the UK since Sky News was first established three decades ago.

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With financial backing from Discovery, GB News plans to broadcast individual programmes and news-based programmes built around its presenting team, instead of being a rolling news channel.

Its broadcasts will instead be a mix of news coverage, debate and opinion.

Some have criticised the channel, prior to its launch, for being too 'right-leaning' when it comes to its political stance and reports claim that GB News will take on a similar style to Fox News over in the US.

GB News, however, has promised to deliver 'impartial journalism', with the channel's director John McAndrew - who has previously worked for BBC, Sky News, NBC and ITN - tweeting that GB News will be 'free, fair and impartial' as well as 'Ofcom regulated'.

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In the UK, TV watchdog Ofcom requires that news coverage by channels remains impartial when covering political content.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/GB News

Amelia Ward
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